Attractive Grade II listed thatched detached house
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Originating from the 1600s The Olde House is a substantial Grade II listed thatched house which retains many of its original features, with leaded lights, original timber work and traditional fireplaces. The ground floor includes three good sized light reception rooms, each with large open fireplaces, to provide excellent flexible family accommodation. The dual aspect kitchen/breakfast room stylishly blends period and modern with attractive contemporary fitted units complementing the large traditional Aga and the attractive exposed timber work; with French doors opening out onto the rear terrace. There is also a separate cloakroom, boot room and a cellar.
On the first floor, the master bedroom has its own private staircase leading to an en-suite bathroom. There is a further bedroom with ensuite shower room, three further bedrooms, and a family bathroom with separate WC. On the second floor is a further bedroom.
The drive leads to a large detached garage with off road parking. The garage which is double in width and depth, offers ample space for additional storage or perhaps a workshop. To the rear, the gardens are deceptively large and well designed to provide visual variety with several peaceful oases interspersed between formal raised beds, open lawns, mature trees and shrubs, and traditional stone walls for privacy. There is also a separate stable building, formerly two spacious looseboxes but now workshops/sheds. Subject to the necessary consents, this building could be redeveloped to enhance the overall value and to provide some additional accommodation, office, or a games/hobby room.
The Olde House is located in the picturesque and active village of Child Okeford, set within the beautiful Blackmore Vale and North Dorset countryside. The village has two pubs, a good shop, post office and a doctors surgery. In addition there is a village hall with a busy social calendar further cementing the community of this village. The village is situated on the edge of the Hambledon Hill Nature reserve, an Iron Age hill fort which has spectacular views. This site of scientific interest provides numerous opportunities for walking, cycling and riding. A number of walks are directly accessible from the property. The nearby historic hilltop town of Shaftesbury offers a wider variety of shops and facilities. Further afield there is the market town of Sherborne and the cathedral city of Salisbury, where a greater variety of entertainment and cultural opportunities can be found. Nearby Gillingham has a mainline railway station with direct trains to London Waterloo (1 hr 58 mins). Communications by road are excellent; with the A303 providing a link to the M3, M25 and London, or the West Country. There are a wide range of highly regarded schools in the locality including St Nicholas Primary School (Child Okeford), Knighton House School, Hanford School, Shaftesbury School, Clayesmore, Bryanston, Milton Abbey, Canford, Sherborne Boys and Sherborne Girls.
Take the A354 from Salisbury in a south westerly direction towards Blandford Forum. Continue for 25 miles to where the A354 meets the A350. At the roundabout take the third exit on to the A350. Continue to follow the A350 for approximately 4 miles and turn left towards Child Okeford. Follow the road past Hambledon Hill and into Child Okeford. The road becomes High Street and the property is on the left just after the turning for Station Road.Read all
- Fantastic Grade II listed thatched house
- 3 reception rooms
- Large kitchen/breakfast room
- 6 bedrooms, 2 ensuite bathrooms, family bathroom
- Cloakroom, Boot room, Cellar
- Double garage
- 2 Workshops
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